Township welcomes new police officer

by Laura Bednar

April 25 township trustees meeting

The Bath Township Police Department welcomed Matthew Deep to the force as a full-time officer. Deep was administered the oath of office as his family and friends watched.

“He seems to be a qualified candidate,” said Trustee Elaina Goodrich.

Township Administrator and Police Chief Vito Sinopoli echoed this sentiment saying, “We’re excited to get great candidates who are professional and meet the qualifications we’re looking for.”

He added, “[Deep] is a nice young man and everyone who met him spoke highly of him.”

Deep’s start date was May 1 at an hourly rate of $26.59 in accordance with the Fraternal Order of Police labor agreement.

Sinopoli said the police department was continuing to receive reports from residents who were the victims of fraud. He urged residents to verify any electronic correspondence and report internet crimes at Sinopoli said the sooner a crime is reported to the FBI, the better chance of success in finding the perpetrator.

Fire extinguisher

Trustees approved the purchase of a fire extinguisher trainer for $4,360, with $4,000 covered by a Bath Community Fund grant. Fire Chief Robert Campbell said the trainer will be used to educate residents and the businesses community on how to properly use a fire extinguisher. ∞